Graphene Innovation Summit

OCT 2017

Nashville, TN

CONNECTING GRAPHENE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE FIRST COMMERCIALLY FOCUSED CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO GRAPHENE IN THE USA

The National Graphene Association’s Inaugural Graphene Innovation Summit and Expo Oct. 29-31, 2017 in Nashville, brings together current and future stakeholders in graphene to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies in the U.S. GIS is the first event dedicated to the commercialization of graphene in the United States.

During Two days of plenary talks, panel discussions, graphene product and idea showcases, investor pitches and interaction with exhibitors, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in comprehensive dialogue and gain technological insight from the most influential players in the graphene sector. The targeted round table format and tailored networking opportunities will allow you to gain critical market information and analysis from leaders in the field and form strategic partnerships.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Antonio Castro Neto
NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene
Singapore
Dr. Kari Hjelt
Graphene Flagship
Sweden
Dr. Ahmed Busnaina
NSF Nanoscale Science
and Engineering Center
for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Boston, USA

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Anirudha Sumant
Argonne National Laboratory
IL, USA
Dr. Elena Polyakova
Graphene 3D Lab
NY, USA
Dr. Deji Akinwande
University of Texas-Austin
TX, USA
Ray Gibbs
Haydale
UK
Dr. Mahmooda Sultana
NASA Goddard
MD, USA
Chris Gilbey
Imagine Intelligent Materials
Australia
Dr. Eric Dobson
Angel Capital Group
TN, USA
Dr. Ahmed Al-Ostaz
University of Mississippi
MS, US

THE MUSIC CITY CENTER – HEART
OF NASHVILLE INNOVATION
& ENTERTAINMENT

Join us in Nashville Oct. 29-31, 2017, and be a part of an atmosphere of game-changing information sharing and networking that will drive the graphene industry forward. Music City Center is centrally located at the front of world renowned Music Row, surrounded by top hotels, restaurants and entertainment centers. Enjoy Southern Hospitality at its best!

PRODUCT/IDEA SHOWCASE & INVESTOR PITCHES

Graphene Innovation Summit showcases and pitches provide a prime opportunity to highlight and showcase your graphene-based product or seek collaboration and partnership from the audience regarding your “Idea” to incorporate graphene in an already existing product or an entirely novel structure or pitch for funding at the Investor Pitch sessions. Selected applications will get the opportunity to present a 5-8 min pitch to the entire audience.

 PROGRAM AND AGENDA

PRE-CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE MEETINGS

SUNDAY, OCT. 29, 2017
LOCATION: WOND’RY, THE INNOVATION CENTER, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

12:30–1:00 p.m.   Badge Pickup
1:30–2:50 p.m.   Board Meeting

2:50–3:00 p.m.   Coffee Break
3:00–4:00 p.m.   Invitation-only Executive Session: “Need for a Graphene Epi-Center Dedicated to Graphene Research & Development in the U.S.”
4:00–5:00 p.m.   Invitation-only Executive Session: “Standardization and current status”
5:00–6:30 p.m.   Reception

GRAPHENE INNOVATION SUMMIT AND EXPO (DAY 2)

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017
MUSIC CITY CENTER

7:00–5:00 p.m. — Registration
9:00–9:10 a.m.   Opening Remarks: Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Executive Director of NGA
9:10–9:40 a.m.   Keynote: “Graphene Flagship bringing Graphene from Laborators to Factory Floor,” Kari Hjelt, Head of Innovation, Graphene Flagship
9:40–10:10 a.m.   Keynote: “Graphene Quality and Standards Worldwide,” Antonio Castro Neta, Director, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
10:10–10:30 a.m.   Coffee Break
10:30–11:10 a.m.   Panel: “Future of Graphene Applications,” Moderator: Phillippe Fauchet (Vanderbilt University). Panelists: Deki Akinwande (University of Texas at Austin), Chris Gilbey (Imagine Intelligent Materials), Paul Lilly (Barton Consulting), Mitchell Lerner (Nanomedical Diagnostics)
11:10–11:30 a.m.   “2D Commercialization Research: From Growth to Wearable Tech,” Deji Akinwande, Associate professor, University of Texas at Austin
11:30–11:50 a.m.   “Real Time Structural Health Reporting for Infrastructure Applications Using Graphene,” Chris Gilbey, CEO, Imagine Intelligent Materials
11:50–12:10 a.m.   “Graphene’s Power: Amazing Application Areas,” Jounghoon Lee, CEO, Standard Graphene
12:10–1:30 p.m.   Luncheon
1:30–2:10 p.m.   Panel: “Graphene Ventures & Capital,” Moderator: Scott Mize (Network Society Ventures) Panelists: Eric Dobson (Angel Capital Group), James Vig Sherrill (General Graphene)
2:10–2:30 p.m.   “An update on development of graphene-enhanced composite materials,” Elena Polyakova, CEO, Graphene 3D lab
2:30–2:50 p.m.   Angela Hight Walker, Senior Scientist, NIST
2:50–4:20 p.m.   Product & Idea Pitches
4:20–6:00 p.m.   Coffee Break-Speed Networking
6:30–8:00 p.m.   Reception: “Nashville City Lights,” Butler Snow (Pinnacle Building)

GRAPHENE INNOVATION SUMMIT AND EXPO (DAY 3)

TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2017
MUSIC CITY CENTER

8:00–8:10 a.m.   Welcome Remarks
8:10–8:40 a.m.   Keynote: Ahmed Busnaina, Director, NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center

8:40–9:00 a.m.   “Near Term Graphene and 2 Commercial Applications. The Haydale View!”, Ray Gibbs, CEO, Haydale
9:00–9:20 a.m.   “Graphene: The Next Emerging Solid Lubricant,” Ani Sumant, Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
9:20–9:50 a.m.   Panel: “Bridging the Gap,” Moderator: Norman Tolk (Vanderbilt University), Panelists: Richard Haglund (Vanderbilt University), Ricardo Islo-Rodas (USPTO)
9:50–11:00 a.m.   Breakfast – Roundtable Discussions
11:20–11:40 a.m.   “Manish Chhowalla, Professor at Rutgers University
11:40–12:10 p.m.   Panel: “Graphene Supply Market,” Moderator: Zina Jarrahi Cinker (NGA), Panelists: Neil Rickett (Versarien), Ed Chan (Angstron), Ray Gibbs (Haydale), Elena Polyakova (Grapheen 3D Lab)
12:10–12:30 p.m.   “The Role of Graphene as a Multifunctional Material,” Ahmed Al Ostaz, Univ. of Mississippi; “Scaling Graphene: Roadmap to $10/Sq. Meter by 2021,” Alex Zaretski, GrollTex
12:30–12:50 p.m.   “Graphene: From Lab to Market,” Gonzalez Raquel, GrapheneTech; “Tennessee Graphene Valley Opportunity,” Kuan Tsae Huang, AzTrong
12:50–1:10 p.m. “Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Graphene Electrochemical Sensors,” Supreme Das, Kansas State University; “Advanced Graphene Anode for High Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Tereza Paronyan, HEXALAYER
1:10–1:20 p.m.   Lunch
2:20–3:00 p.m.   Panel: “Barriers to Commercialization”
3:00–3:20 p.m.   Brian Kennedy, Kennedy Labs; Eric Grulke, University of Kentucky
3:20–3:40 p.m.   Ricardo Isla-Rodas, USPTO
3:40–4:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks